Vermeer was a Dutch Baroque painter who, despite his financial difficulties, worked slowly and with great detail using bright colours and expensive pigments to create only a few paintings in his life. His masterly treatment of light and perspective, obtained by using a camera obscura, was centuries ahead of its time. Built on an exquisite and decadent Louis the 14th hexagonal heel, the Vermeer ankle boot uses a contrapposto of soft stamped royal suedes with robust patent straps & tips, and finished with ornate buckles. The Vermeer provides your wardrobe with the tools to create your own masterpiece. There's no fashion like old fashion.
Tanya from our Calgary store says:
The Vermeer fits slightly generously (that suede is wonderfully forgiving) and we've seen some women go down a half size from what they normally wear.
24 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Faye Tyson from United States:
I can't count how many comments I have gotten wearing these. I wasn't sure about the color, but I took a risk and am thrilled with them! They're comfortable enough to wear out or all day at work, and add a dramatic flair to any outfit.
Posted by Hipstorian from YYC:
These were my first Fluevogs! I'd been eying them for months before I finally broke and tried them on. Once they were on my feet, I couldn't possibly have left them in the store. They're unique, timeless, and sexy. Also, the salesmen at the Calgary store was fantastic! My Mom was with me, and she left with a pair as well.
Posted by Brenda from Red Deer:
These are my very first Fluvogs! I have purchased before for my daughter and my husband and now me!!! The shopping experience was really terrific and I couldn't have been more pleased. I initially contacted the store by phone, and with expert help, made my choice, then my husband drove to Calgary for the pick up:)))
I opened the box and fell in love with these adorable nostalgic boots :) I purchased them to complete an Edwardian outfit and they were the perfect choice! I danced all night in these....the FIRST time I wore them and was so impressed with the comfort!
:(((( My sad face came when I took them off and the top of my feet and ankles were absolutely black from the dye:( They even soiled the ankle portion of my tights. I have wore them 3 times now and it hasn't gotten better. It takes quite a bit to wash off and is soooo embarassing when you take your shoes off:(
Posted by Crysia Pettigrew from Boston:
How do you do the magic that you do, Fluevog? You are a wonder to behold, a man among men, a brand for none to rival. Your competitors, or rather those who dare to compare themselves to you should cower in your shadow. I have no words. These boots are.... well... <sniff, sniff>... (fanning away tears).... in a word? SPECTACULAR!!! I about passed out when I opened the box. I almost had to lay down when I put them on to admire myself in the mirror. I wore them that night to my very own dinner party and every one of my guests complimented me the SECOND they walked in the door. While I momentarily thought I'd be all Downton Abbey with them on, that wasn't the case-- though there's a time and place for that too. I was, however, feeling very fancy in them with a tunic length fitted sweater dress and leggings. They added the right amount of pizazz and spirit to my ensemble. This is only my second pair of Fluevogs. A gal has to start somewhere, right? I'm a Forever Fluevogger! You've won my heart... and my feet. I trust that you'll never break either. xoxo
love, C from Boston!
Posted by Elizabeth from Austin, Texas:
I have the Baroque Rubens in burgundy, which I love, but they are a tiny bit tight (size 9.5 - I am usually a 9 in non-Fluevogs).
I ordered these boots in 9.5 also, and they fit beautifully, so they seem to be a bit roomier than the Rubens.
I love the grey colour, it is so stunning with the black buckles and leather accents. Very comfortable, unique, amazing shoes. The heel shape is just amazing!!!
Posted by RAK from SJ, California:
These boots are very comfy - I got my regular size, and they are just right. I would like a little more padding in the sole, but that is easily solved with a light insole. The imprinted leather is lovely and I expect to wear them with skirts as well as slacks or skinny slacks (cuz ya gotta show them off) - gotten lots of compliments already. I love Fluevog and the unique styles - especially when they are so comfortable! Very happy!
Oh - and I ordered online, they came from Seattle. The customer service at the Seattle store ROCKS! :-D
Posted by Lisa W from United States:
I've had serious Fluevy envy of my friend's feet adornment for awhile now, and when the opportunity came up that I could purchase my own, I jumped right on that ship! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I'm not a habitual heel wearer, but these shoes are so comfy I might have to wear them every day. And they look !awesome! to boot (pun intended). :-D
Posted by Kate from Orlando, Fl:
Baroque but don't care.
I have never spent this kind of $ on a single pair of shoes before, but when I saw these boots I knew I had, had, had to have them. I just received them an hour ago, and they went right on. I ordered the Burgundy in a size 7 for my 6.5/7 feet. They are the perfect fit for boots! Now I just need them in the grey....
Posted by NicoleW:
Another hit from Fluevog!
I got these in the burgundy as my Fluevog Day purchase and ended up wearing them out to dinner one night, even though it's really too warm outside for boots right now. They're that gorgeous; I just had to take them out once before putting them away for the summer! The stamped leathers are beautiful, I love the shiny patent heel, and these are as comfortable to wear as my other Fluevogs. C'mon, autumn!
FYI: I have a wide foot and generally take a 7.5 or 8 in Vogs, but was able to get away with a 7 in these.
Posted by Kristyn from Boston:
When I saw these online, I fell in love. I ordered them through the Boston store (they were in NYC) and got them 2 days later. They fit and feel amazing! I wore them to work today for the first time, and I received 3 compliments before I even got inside. AMAZING shoe. Only my second pair, but it will be Fluevogs here on out for this shoe addict! @>-